Cackling Counterpart

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Tokens

Cackling Counterpart

Instant

Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of target creature you control.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Cackling Counterpart Discussion

ClockworkSwordfish on Temmet Vizier of Big Ass Tokens

5 days ago

You might like Cackling Counterpart. It's an easy way to get a token of whatever you nastiest creature is.

quitrage on Ultra Budget Sidisi EDH $16

5 days ago

Hey thanks for the feedback!

I really like Laquatus's Creativity and Whispering Madness since they're like a Forgotten Creation that I don't have to wait for the effect to trigger on, plus the cipher option on Whispering Madness is nice for the flexibility.

I initially had Deep Analysis and Sever the Bloodline in my first draft of this list but ended up cutting them for other cards. I still really want to include Sever the Bloodline as it is pretty decent removal and the flashback option is great, but I'm not sure what I would cut at the moment. I don't know how I missed Cackling Counterpart when building this, I'll have to figure out what I'm dropping but I definitely want to add him in so thanks for that suggestion.

I'm not too keen on Greenwarden of Murasa due to his CMC and the fact that he's $1.00 at the moment. I would definitely include him if it brought them to the battlefield instead of my hand, is there anything like him that does that I'm not already running?

Bitter Revelation and Mental Note seem a bit underwhelming to me, I feel like it's kinda like a less impactful Tracker's Instincts/Commune with the Gods/Forbidden Alchemy/Grisly Salvage but having a few more similar options might be good. I'll have to play the deck a few times and get a feel before I decide on that.

I 100% agree on Chronic Flooding, I like that it's more controlled and you don't have to worry about it decking you too much, gonna swap those out for each other.

I kinda feel the same about Corpse Churn as I did with Mental Note ect above, still I'll have to test the deck a few times to see if it needs more recurring options of that kind.

Embalmer's Tools was another card I had in the first draft of this list that I ended up cutting, it's another card I definitely want to include but am not sure what to cut, probably going to end up dropping Blossoming Wreath as you suggested earlier as I agree that it's not that impactful/worth taking up a slot so I might put it in to replace that.

Fact or Fiction and Epiphany at the Drownyard are both great cards, just need to make room for them, probably going to drop Feldon's Cane since I wont be as worried about decking myself without Curse of the Bloody Tome to make room for one of these.

Extractor Demon is already in the list haha, but yeah very good.

I'm liking Gather the Pack probably going to drop something like Wreath of Geists because I feel like there's already enough options for +x/+x per creature in graveyard in the deck already but we'll see.

Thanks again for the feedback.

hoardofnotions on Ultra Budget Sidisi EDH $16

6 days ago

Laquatus's Creativity, Whispering Madness and could be nice to get the mill going

Cackling Counterpart, Deep Analysis and Sever the Bloodline could be good because of flashback

Greenwarden of Murasa could be good, maybe over crop sigil

Mental Note could be clever

Bitter Revelation

Chronic Flooding seems better than the curse of the bloody tome

Corpse Churn

The new explore creatures form Ixalan could be good as well

Embalmer's Tools could be a clever way to mill yourself to hit creatures and create an army

Fact or Fiction and Epiphany at the Drownyard are good card draw with synergy

Extractor Demon seems good

Gather the Pack seems cool

Possibily cut feldon's cane, with elixir of immortality you have alot of inevibility

maybe blossoming wreath as well, gnaw to the bone does more work and having spells just gain you life aren't worth it a lot of the times IMO

I haven't had good expirences with temple of the false good, maybe cut for Rogue's Passage for a go tall creature?

This is a really sweet deck! Very budget and looks like it plays out in fun and unique ways each game. I really like tinkering with budget decks, as you can probably guess, and I am currently working of a couple of my own. If you have the chance maybe check them out? Un-FLICKING-believable!!!!!!!!!! is my newest. Thanks and keep building budget brews!

italow on Inalla 2.0

1 week ago

For sure Flameshadow Conjuring is in my want list and I'll be getting asap. I was running Minion Reflector but it was very slow for my purposes.

For copies I was looking for Kindred Charge and Cackling Counterpart too, but these ones you said aren't bad at all.

Thinking about some bouncies too, like AEther Adept, Sedraxis Alchemist and Separatist Voidmage. With copying I realize they can be veeeery annoying.

Thx for help!

Gidgetimer on Do I get infinite tokens ...

3 weeks ago

The bolding in Pieguy's reply is not drawing attention to the important part of the card. Cackling Counterpart can only target one creature and therefore will only ever target Ink-Treader Nephilim if it does target him. The "if that spell only targets..." clause is so that you don't copy things with multiple targets like Incremental Growth.

The reason you will not get infinite copies of spells when you have two copies of Ink-Treader Nephilim out, be that tokens or if you just played two of them, is the part that specifies "Whenever a player casts..." You do not cast the copies, they are simply created on the stack. You only cast a copy if the thing making the copy specifically uses the word "cast".

Pieguy396 on Do I get infinite tokens ...

3 weeks ago

No, you just get two additional copies of Ink-Treader Nephilim, because the Nephilim's rules text says, "Whenever a player casts an instant or sorcery spell, if that spell targets only Ink-Treader Nephilim, copy the spell for each other creature that spell could target. Each copy targets a different one of those creatures." If you cast Cackling Counterpart on an Ink-Treader Nephilim, then flash it back, you'll end up with an Ink-Treader Nephilim and 3 token copies of it.

Skywatch on Do I get infinite tokens ...

3 weeks ago

I saw Card:Ink-Treader Nephilim after running into crazy math combo of Doubling Season, a way to clone it, Opalescence, and populate/Cackling Counterpart

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